A behind the scenes brawl broke out this past week pitting local concert promoters against one another in a battle over a venue.
Not the same date… the same week.
What makes this interesting is it turned into something so much more.
At the end of the day, both promoters got their dates and a lame-duck politician discovered his remaining few months on the job will involve balancing on some seriously shifting sand.
Influence is held by the position, not the person, and it can be a hard pill to swallow for someone used to ruling in such an empirical manner.
Details will surely emerge in the days to come, but they will illuminate only this most recent controversy. The real story is the changing of the guard in one of Georgia’s most affluent and booming counties.
No longer are “friends” and “buddies” going to get special deals and privileges handed to them on a silver platter.
This county is going to begin running things by the book.
Commissioners and county staff will stick to written contracts, follow policies and procedures and not cut the throats of employees who are just doing their jobs.
They will stand up for what’s right and what’s good for the entire county.
Not just a select few.
This county is growing up and doing business the way it should’ve been done for more than a decade.